Competitions and Achievements

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Multimedia festivals and student competitions provide a range of opportunities for students and teachers in Victorian schools to learn about and develop moving image creations, and to showcase their completed work, including animations, digital stories, film, video, games and other forms.

You can see examples of student work, including prize winning entries.

Screen It

Screen It is a national moving image competition challenging primary and secondary age students to make videogames, animations or live action films.

Productions must be a response to the yearly theme - Screen it's theme for 2017 is Time.

ACMI Students are encouraged to use a variety of creative techniques and approaches to express themselves using the moving image, participants also develop skills related to problem solving, planning and collaboration.

Winners receive great prizes as well as having the thrill of seeing their films screened in a range of locations online and at ACMI in our permanent Screen Worlds exhibition.

All participants receive a certificate of participation, and feedback on request.

Screen It targets educational outcomes aligned to the Victorian and Australian Curriculum and offers great online production resources.

Entries due 25 September 5pm AEST.

To register your interest and get all the info go to Screen It

Meet the Makers

Discover the creative practice of accomplished and talented screen professionals, including ACMI’s own creative experts, emerging artists and young creatives. Learn from their experience and get tips for your own.

Please note: These sessions are videoconferences which will be recorded and possibly be made available online.

For more information, see: Meet the Makers


If you are aged 16-22, and live outside the big cities, enter a true story about an aspect of your life in the ABC's Heywire competition and be part of something big. You can choose to tell your story in text, video, photos or audio.Heywire

Winners get to work with ABC staff to professionally produce their story, which is then featured on ABC Radio and/or Winners also receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

For more information, see: The Heywire Competition - ABC